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Old 11-19-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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With the new Plazmic CDK you can create themes for your BlackBerry, using the Theme Builder tool.
You can download it here: http://www.plazmic.com/en/products/index.shtml#content

But you'll have to be running 4.1 on your blackberry to load the themes.

Here's a screenshot of a theme I made in about 10 minutes:
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:43 AM   #2
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And to prevent TONS of follow on posts, the only BB with 4.1 NOW is the 8700. None of the other carriers have released it and none have given dates for the release.
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The 7100i comes with 4.1 Handheld software by default.
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:25 AM   #4
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The 7100i comes with 4.1 Handheld software by default.
Don't you mean the 7105?
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No, 7100i.

Software For BlackBerry 7100i(TM)

BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.1.0.112 (multilanguage)

Package Version: 4.1.0.112
Consisting of:
Applications: 4.1.0.136
Software Platform: 2.0.0.44
File name: 7100iM_PBr4.1.0_rel112_PL2.0.0.44_A4.1.0.136_Sprin tNextel.exe
File size: 39.1 MB
Date Posted: 19-Oct-2005
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
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Old 11-19-2005, 11:16 AM   #6
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Geez, looks like the mods need to get with the times ;) The 7100i was the first BB out with 4.1, followed by the 7105 and the 8700.

Guest, thanks for that great software! I can't wait until 4.1 is out for all other handhelds so I can finally make my own theme!

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Old 11-19-2005, 12:03 PM   #7
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With the new Plazmic CDK you can create themes for your BlackBerry
This is terrific. We may soon see hundreds, if not thousands, of professionally designed themes. Does anyone one know if the CDK easily accommodates different size screens?

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This is terrific. We may soon see hundreds, if not thousands, of professionally designed themes. Does anyone one know if the CDK easily accommodates different size screens?

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Yep this is very cool. Looking forward to seeing some cool themes.
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This is terrific. We may soon see hundreds, if not thousands, of professionally designed themes. Does anyone one know if the CDK easily accommodates different size screens?
It can create 7100, 7200/7500 and 8700 themes (and their variants like the 7105).

It's really easy to use. Its basically drag and drop, or pick the image or color you want to use.
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Sorry dudes, this mod has a 7105 and it is running 4.0.2.49 and that is the latest version for it.
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nows let see some great themes people!

i know im the non-creative type so well, anything i make is ugly hah

any suggestions on good resources for icons etc?
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How do u get them on the BB. Already tried email with no luck. Nextel 7100i
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See Mark Rejhon's FAQs.
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Sorry dudes, this mod has a 7105 and it is running 4.0.2.49 and that is the latest version for it.
Yeah... But it will work once 4.1 is released.
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How do u get them on the BB. Already tried email with no luck. Nextel 7100i
Either export the theme as an alx and load it with the desktop manager, or export it as jad, put it on a web server and load it OTA.

alx is probably easier, but make sure you load both the theme and theme_reader.
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Either export the theme as an alx and load it with the desktop manager, or export it as jad, put it on a web server and load it OTA.

alx is probably easier, but make sure you load both the theme and theme_reader.
Itís not allowing me to export the files to either format. I can only save as a .thm file.

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Got it working.





Here are some pics of what I made very quickly with the Theme Builder. Iíll work on some other, more presentable, themes later.

The colors are charcoal grey and red.

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Old 11-19-2005, 04:42 PM   #18
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Itís not allowing me to export the files to either format. I can only save as a .thm file.

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don't know if this is your problem, but when i just downloaded the plazmik packet, one of the disclaimers was that in order to do themes you also have to have the blackberry JDE 4.1
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don't know if this is your problem, but when i just downloaded the plazmik packet, one of the disclaimers was that in order to do themes you also have to have the blackberry JDE 4.1
I did get that same disclaimer and I did download all the necessary files/programs but my problem was after installing the programs it asked me to restart my computer but I chose to restart later.

<<< Forgot to restart. LOL

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Just did one linked below. Now I just have to wait until 4.1 comes out for 7100g.

Haha windows mobile on a bb.
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Very nice. Bill Gates would be proud.

So, exactly what will happen to your 7100g w/4.0 OS if you try to load it? I seem to recall a post by someone who tried to load a 4.1 theme onto a 4.0 device, but can't recall what happened. Will it simply not load, or will it crash the OS?
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Very nice there paulbblc.

With having a bit more time, I modified my last theme.
http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?i...sample13px.jpg

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I like text instead of icone, anyone know how to switch to text?
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Yes start with the 7100 List Theme on the Theme making software.

I had been itching for the 4.1 hanheld software for the laptop and blue tooth functionalities but now after this software became availale here and I got to playing a bit on it, darn If I dont want it even more. Here is a quick sample, I did this by playing with the 8700 theme and my own jpgs, this rocks.
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hi guys once i put the themes on the bb and the plasmic loader, neither one of them show up, on my bb anywhere.

any help how you guys did it?
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And to prevent TONS of follow on posts, the only BB with 4.1 NOW is the 8700. None of the other carriers have released it and none have given dates for the release.
All this work is being done on the themes developer and though they are saved themes, as you see from NJBlackBerry's post Quoted above, You need to have 4.1 Handheld software installed on your BB for it to work. If you do then you need to go into Options --> Themes and choose it from there.
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i have 8700 with 4.1 but it doesnt show up in the theme area, and i loaded the theme and the other file
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mikw_187 I have 8700 with 4.1 but it doesnt show up in the theme area, and i loaded the theme and the other file
Well I am sorry I cant help you all I have been able to do so far is just make them and export them to create the axl and cod files, since I do not have the 4.1 software yet have to tested them yet
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Either export the theme as an alx and load it with the desktop manager, or export it as jad, put it on a web server and load it OTA.

alx is probably easier, but make sure you load both the theme and theme_reader.
Are you exporting them as an alx files if so try as a .jad file and using the web for OTA.

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Ok, I've got some tests coming up in school, but I'll post the theme I'm working on as soon as I finish. I'm creating new icons. For instance, I've replaced the phone icon with the star trek communicator closed, then open in the focus state. Spiderman now replaces your web icon (a little web head homage). I'm trying to find sci fi and comic icons that make sense as replacements for the current set(at least to me and hopefully, to some of you). Any suggestions for icons along those lines, post the images here, or a link to them and I'll try to include them....
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Yes start with the 7100 List Theme on the Theme making software..
I have a 7290 so what do I do from here to convert it for my device?
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I have a 7290 so what do I do from here to convert it for my device?
The way I did mine was I opened my BB the 7250, went through all the options, and then I chose the appropriate icons I wanted from the 8700 icons group (In reality I used some from all since there were some 7100 and some 7200 icons I liked more than the 8700).

I did this by simple clicking on the # like symbol which opens the choices for the particular sample you started with then I moved up the folders till I found the series i wanted in your case(7100) and looked for an icon named the same as the one I wanted to replace. (The name appears next to the icons you want to replace). Once You do a few you will see how easy it is this is a great application.

What I am going to try today and will try to post pictures later, is now that I see that the icons it prefers to use are .png files, and i know the size is roughly 32 by 32 pixels, I am going to start creating my own icons in Photoshop so that I can truly have a fully customized theme of my own choosing and to my own liking. What I am so surprised about is that if this application makes it this easy, why was it not available sooner, not that I am knocking the devekopers or the bringing of it to our attention, I love it and thank everyone involved. I hope this helps, if you have other trouble let me know.


Not the greatest example because I did it in a hurry to show here that you can esily make the icons and be able to use them I made my avatar into an Icon that I will use for My contacts (I will clean it up later just wanted you to see it).
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Im having trouble with the conversion of a 8700 theme to the 7290...
how did u get the banner to display correctly KonTiki? like the one that incorperates the network strength, network and battery strength...
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For any that did not display great on the 7200 series from the 8700 series icons(remember that there is a great display brightness difference between the two), what I do is bring the icon into Photoshop and tweak there and resave it to a different directory so as to not mess up the originals then i pull it up that way. You have to tweak a lot but it can be done.
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I have desktop v4.1 but cingular only has v4.0.2.82. Will this work on my 7290? i don't have any bes or data plans yet. just use it as a phone and pda
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And to prevent TONS of follow on posts, the only BB with 4.1 NOW is the 8700. None of the other carriers have released it and none have given dates for the release.
Actually only the 8700 and the 7100i have 4.1. This means it will not work today on your 7290.
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You need Handheld 4.1 not just the desktop 4.1 and I do not believe the 7290 has it yet so no it wont work, it wont work on my 7250 either but that is not stopping me from making them and having them ready for when it is released it cant be too far away.
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Cool, yeah i just created one and it will be ready for when the 7290 can have it. sucks to have to wait. i was just given the 7290 like 2 weeks ago and now the 8700 is coming out.
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Yeah I know, but I am extremely happy with the 7250 I have and As much as I can see the excitment of the 8700 and the newer features like more memory faster speed and all that in my mind it does not warrant the money that it is fetching, I wont leave Verizon for Cingular (everyone I kno that has it has poor coverage and dropped calls), and ike a new model car, I am strong believer you never buy the first generation of anything, there is always a breaking in period and changes will come and Id rather it no be at my expense. Besides I rely too much on my unit to make a change and then be afflicted by problems. Lets hope that they rush the software out son and then when we put our new thems up we will feel like we have pseudo 8700s at least, hahaha.
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